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Garbage Collection & Disposal
The Village of Woodridge has a "bag-n-tag" curbside collection program. With this program, a sticker must be attached to all refuse or landscape containers. You may attach the sticker to a maximum 33-gallon plastic bag or a maximum 33-gallon rigid container. Containers cannot weigh more than 60 pounds.You do not need to put a sticker on each bag placed inside the garbage can. 

* Stickers cost $3.98 (as of June 1, 2016 through May 30, 2017) each and are good for both garbage and landscape waste.

* Alternatively, Residents may also opt to contract with Waste Management for a Flat Fee Monthly Collection program.  Residents can purchase or rent toters through Waste Management. 
The monthly flat fee option is $21.60 ($24.60 if renting a toter) for a 64 gallon toter.

For special disposal arrangements, as indicated below, contact Waste Management at (800) 796-9696.

Download the Village-Waste Management 
Refuse & Recycling Services Program Brochure.


In April of 2008, the Village entered into an agreement with Waste Management for refuse, recycling and yardwaste collection services for all incorporated single family and 4 unit or less multi-family residences.  The 5 year sticker-based contract included an option to extend the agreement one year at a time for an additional 5 years with the final extension terminating in May of 2018.  As time is approaching to negotiate a new contract and find a waste collection provider and a service that best fit the needs of the Village, the Village sought resident input.  The survey was closed in April of 2016 with a great response.  Staff is in the process of tabulating results that will be shared with the Village Board this summer.  Updates on meeting discussions will be forthcoming.

The following link contains additional information on the current Woodridge Hauler contract, different types of hauler programs and costs, and an estimated cost comparison between program styles (
Woodridge Refuse Collection and Program Comparison).  

Garbage Stickers may be purchased at the following locations:


  • Jewel Osco, 75th and Janes Avenue, Woodridge
  • Jewel Osco, 1156 Maple Avenue, Lisle
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8325 S. Lemont Road, Darien
  • Grocer's Pantry, 7058 S. Woodward Avenue, Woodridge
  • Ultra Foods, 1212 W. 75th Street, Downers Grove
  • Walgreen's, 75th & Janes Ave.. Woodridge


Garbage and Yardwaste Pickup Schedule

  • Monday - north of Hobson Road and Thornberry Subdivision
  • Tuesday - west of I-355 from Hobson Road to 75th Street
  • Thursday - west of I-355 from 75th Street to 83rd Street
  • Friday - south of 83rd Street or east of I-355 south of Hobson Road


REFUSE MUST BE PLACED AT THE CURB BY 7 AM.  Items may be put out for collection after 3 p.m. the day prior to and must be removed by 8 p.m. the day of your scheduled pick-up. 

Click here to download the Village Garbage/Yardwaste Collection Days Map.

Trash Pickup During the Holidays
The following are trash pickup holidays:
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Christmas Day
4th of July
Thanksgiving Day
New Years Day

If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, Monday is considered the actual holiday.  Pick up schedules for holidays will be affected as follows:

Day of Holiday

Pick-Up Days Delayed One Day
Monday and Tuesday
no changes
Thursday and Friday

Disposal of Large Items
You may dispose of large items (furniture, bulky toys, bikes and anything else that does not fit into a container or bag) by attaching one refuse sticker to each large item and putting it out on your regular collection day. This does not include appliances (see section on " White Goods") or items over 6 in length. Call Waste Management at (800) 796-9696 for disposal of these items. 

Call Waste Management the day before your regular pick-up to inform them you will be placing tires out for collection.  Tires must be on rims.  A sticker must be attached to each tire.

White Goods
The Illinois EPA prohibits the disposal into landfills of any items that contain chloroflourocarbon (CFC) refrigerant gases and other environmental contaminants. These items are termed "white goods" and include refrigerators, washers & dryers, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, furnaces, etc. Residents must call Waste Management 48 hours in advance and advise that the white good is being placed for collection. The cost of this removal is $20.00 per white good. The charge for removal is the cost associated with bringing the appliances to a facility to have the contaminants removed.

Disposing of Construction Debris 
Latex Paint Disposal & Recycling

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